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[Home Movies: "Our Stay in Texas: On a Picnic at Landa Park, New Braunfels, Tex., April 1946"]


Published 1946


Driving POVs, shaky but good, including scene shot through front windshield and a driveby of a Texaco service station; a small dose of other roadside culture scenes (good); woman cooking on outdoor grill with frying pan and spatula; title card "Only Hunger Will Make J R Work"; boy stamping out firewood; title card "The Mc Mullens Were With Us"; various people cooking over grill with flames enveloping pan; CU 4 hamburgers in frying pan on outdoor grill; people arranging picnic table; title card "They Just M E L T [letters angling down] In Your Mouth"; pan around picnic table showing people, 2 men in military uniforms and 2 women, eating; title card "Back to Landa Park Again"; VS swimming pool; then cut to color shots in swimming pool; VS pool scenes, mostly of young boys around diving board; title card "Camp Bullis Bathing Beauties with Maj. Tompkins"; young adult woman in swimsuits and older man sitting together; woman swimming; back to B&W shots of swimming people; CUs young women swimming; title card "Hubba Hub - A! V ... -"; women in swimsuits drying off; long shots of lake; MS deer; CU tame deer; girl petting deer; deer looking into camera; VS younger group sitting at picnic table and eating; brief CU hotdogs and hamburgers in frying pan; color footage again with boy swimming; VS children swimming; VS kids and teenagers playing in pool; B&W again with more pool play; color again softer focus, more pool and park play; B&W again in park, younger men pitching baseballs to older man who hits them with stick;


Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: Spuzz - - December 17, 2012
Subject: The Water Is Now Bluuuue!
Vacation frolics in full force here as a family hits the road and goes to Landa Park Texas. Still there! Anyways, they barbecue and swim, and dive, and swim some more. They do a LOT of swimming. lol. Actually quite fun, they're having lots of fun so why shouldn't you? Interesting how this film ALL OF A SUDDEN turns into color half way into it, as if they couldn't FULL color of the film, we just get snippets. The color scenes are actually quite jarring, adds a whole new dimension.
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